Brazil

Brazil is a unique and extraordinary place offering a staggering array of exotic, colorful and sensual experiences – ranging from the vast natural sanctuaries of the Amazon, to the contagious rhythms of Bahia, to the sprawling sophistication of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Come, and be transported by the way of samba!

Our private Brazil tours have something for every traveller. Sink your feet into the pristine white-sand beaches and dunes of Lençóis Maranhenses. Or cruise rainforest rivers in search of sloths and howler monkeys as pink dolphins swim alongside your riverboat. In Rio, relax on sweeping strands of golden beach with a sliced open coconut in hand, with entertainment provided by teams of Cariocas playing beach volleyball.

Explore the charm of Paraty and Ouro Preto. Venture to the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Iguacu Falls (which is taller than Niagara Falls and twice as wide). Or slow down on the beautiful Atlantic Islands, Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves.

We love planning private Brazil tours that include the boisterous crowds of February Carnival, or Brazil’s winter from May to August when the celebrated religious folklore festival, Festa Junina, takes place. No matter how you shape your Brazil experience, the largest country in South America does not disappoint!

Each of our private in Brazil tours is masterfully choreographed with special local access and impeccable service.

This is our craft. Our commitment.

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Brazil

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Rio de Janeiro

Sao Paulo

Belo Horizonte

Salvador Da Bahia

Discovered January 1, 1502 by Portuguese explorers, Rio de Janeiro is Brazil’s chic and world-famous landmark. Live like the local Cariocas, with a more laid back pace than São Paulo’s Paulistas.
From your luxury hotel, enjoy a cerveja bem gelada (ice cold beer), or the country’s drink of choice: cachaca. Stroll the swirling black and white mosaics that hug Copacabana and Ipanema. Take the trolley up through favelas to see the towering Cristo el Redentor. For the adventurous, paraglide over the city and take in Rio’s famous Pao d'Azucar (Sugarloaf mountain), located in Guanabara Bay, from a new vista. Fall in love with the patios and infectious nightlife of Ipanema and Leblon neighbourhoods. Get lost in the artistic stairwells and winding streets of Santa Teresa. Enjoy a private yacht ride or shopping in glamorous Botafogo. Take in the roar of the world’s largest Carnaval celebration in the massive concrete sambodromo. Be prepared to fall in love with Rio.
Marvel at the towering condominiums, take in stunning modern art at the MASP (Museum of Art of São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand), before enjoying the quiet tranquility of Parque Tenente Siqueira Campos park across the street.
Stroll pedestrian-only streets, Rua Dom Jose de Barros and Barao de Itapetinga, with the hard working Paulistas during their lunch hour. Here sits the Galeria California building by esteemed Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer, designed in 1951. Visit the beautiful Municipal Theatre and cathedrals in Praça Ramos de Azevedo before dining in some of the finest Italian, German and Japanese restaurants. If nature is your thing, enjoy the sprawling Ibrapuera Park, home to art galleries and bicycling. Be sure to stock up on shoes and fashions at the stylish Shopping Morumbi. Escape the city for the famed white beaches of Ubatuba, Brazil's surfing destination or Ilha Grande, in neighboring Rio de Janeiro state. Be sure to stop in charming Paraty where the cobblestones will challenge your gracefulness after a few glasses of artisanal cachaca at Cafe Gabriela. From here, enjoy world-class diving from a private charter in Fernando Noronha archipelago, known as Brazil's Galapagos, a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is ideal for spotting exceptional birds, sea tortoises, dolphins and more. Diving is also world class here, without needing wetsuits and with visibility often reaching as far as 160 feet. set of 21 islands roughly 140 miles from the coast, can be visited all year round.
The steep hills of Belo Horizonte unlock museums, galleries and authentic German beer halls. Enjoy some schnitzel and draft while singing along to your favorite MPB (popular Brazilian music).
The next day journey to Ouro Preto, Brazil’s UNESCO colonial mining town, made famous during the country’s gold rush. Its stunning Baroque architecture and the charming Church of Francis of Assisi dot vast blue skies. Marvel at the semi-precious stones and crystals in quaint museums.
Salvador, the original port city and capital of Brazil, contains colourful Bahian art and rich, spicy cuisine. Take in the splendid flea markets at the base of the Lacerda Elevator before rising to the Old City, where you can treat yourself to a delicious ice cream as you stroll the colonial relics of Old Salvador. Dine by candlelight and take in the amazing acrobatic capoeira.
In the morning, take in the historic churches and galleries outlining Afro Brazilian history and candomble. Escape the noon heat with a siesta or by leaving the city to the beautiful Chapada Diamantina. Hike the famous flat-topped Morro do Pai Inácio (Pai Inácio Hill),where crystals sparkle in the earth in high grasslands and flat-topped hills of Chapada Diamantina, the highest part of the caatinga biome. Marvel at the views while resting atop the Cachoeira da Fumaça waterfall. Vale do Pati is considered the best, most beautiful trekking in the country. Rock climbing is also starting to gain popularity here. Journey through the dark stalactite caves in Iraquara, the City of Caves, and marvel at prehistoric art or the twinkling crystals before ascending back into jungle. Take a refreshing dip in one of the many freshwater caverns. Further northeast, surf down the desert plains of Lençóis Maranhenses, an immense sand dune and national park, on a board, 4x4 or quad bike. Enjoy a high powered boat ride through the surrounding crisp, freshwater lakes in this extraordinary destination that juxtaposes natural extremes. Journey the Amazon river in your own private boat and marvel at the lush vegetation, tropical birds and pink spotted dolphins that swim alongside.

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These itineraries are known as ‘Best Value’ because they have been meticulously crafted, thoroughly tested, and vetted by our team. By choosing a “Best value” itinerary your trip will include private tours, seamless transfers, and knowledgeable guides, all while enjoying comfortable accommodations of high quality. To offer you the best possible pricing, these trips are priced as they are. However, should you wish to make any changes to the itinerary such as changing a destination, our team can customize the trip.

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If you are seeking something around your interests or something unique, you can ask one of our specialists to create a unique trip just for you!. No detail is too small. From upscale accommodations and food to the guides chosen for you, all our partners exemplify a high-end approach to customer service. Let us stitch together a masterful itinerary with seamless travel connections.

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13 days /
12 nights
From: 650 / person / day
One of the most enthralling countries on earth, Brazil is a kaleidoscope of diverse culture, awe-inspiring wilderness, and eclectic arts. In this 13-day private vacation tour, you will be seduced by samba, lured by ancient mysteries, awed by opulent, gilded…
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10 days /
9 nights
From: 500 / person / day
Curated to deliver an in-depth discovery into Brazil’s fascinating culture, music and nature, this cross-country journey combines the pristine landscapes of the Amazon, the cultural beats of Salvador de Bahia, and the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro….
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10 days /
9 nights
From: 600 / person / day
Offering an outstanding introduction to Argentina and Brazil, this journey combines the elegance of Buenos Aires with exotic and flamboyant Rio de Janeiro and awe-inspiring Iguazú Falls, shrouded in mist with its thunders heard for kilometers….
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12 days /
11 nights
From: 650 / day / person
Start your “Hidden Gems of Brazil” journey by entering the country through Rio de Janeiro and spending a few days enjoying the magic of the people. No other city in the world combines nature, art, and architecture with the city infrastructure quite like…
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9 days /
8 nights
From: 600 / person / day
This custom adventure explores two of Brazil’s highlights, combining nature’s wonder of the Amazon with the magic of Rio de Janeiro. In Rio, follow in the footsteps of locals and visit the city’s iconic landmarks Corcovado Mountain and Christ the Redeemer…


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Villa Lagoa, a luxurious penthouse situated in Ipanema at the prime location of Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, boasts an unparalleled view of the lagoon and Corcovado. The apartment is modern, bright and artfully decorated. Equipped with a master suite…
With a distinctly modern and crisp feel, Villa Arpoador has one of the best views to the ocean of all Rio. Conveniently located in Arpoador, the only stretch in Ipanema with direct ocean access unhampered by a road, this luxurious apartment is perfectly…
Villa Trancoso is located only five minutes from the main square of 16th century Trancoso and is nestled in one of the most elegant gated communities of the area. The villa offers four lovely suites, a breezy lounge, a beautiful garden and refreshing swimming…
Villa Trancoso is located only five minutes from the main square of 16th century Trancoso and is nestled in one of the most elegant gated communities of the area. The villa offers four lovely suites, a breezy lounge, a beautiful garden and refreshing swimming…
With a distinctly modern and crisp feel, Villa Arpoador has one of the best views to the ocean of all Rio. Conveniently located in Arpoador, the only stretch in Ipanema with direct ocean access unhampered by a road, this luxurious apartment is perfectly…
Villa Lagoa, a luxurious penthouse situated in Ipanema at the prime location of Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, boasts an unparalleled view of the lagoon and Corcovado. The apartment is modern, bright and artfully decorated. Equipped with a master suite…
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Belmond Hotel das Cataratas beckons from within the natural paradise of Brazil’s Iguassu National Park. Set upon an unrivalled location surrounded by sensational waterfalls, guests enjoy exclusive access to this magnificent…

My husband and I travelled to Brazil with Eric Sheets and Nils over Christmas and New Years 2017/2018. We had an incredible trip visiting Iguazu Falls, Paraty and Rio. There were a lot of moving parts to this adventure… airplanes, a helicopter, boats and cars and everything was first class and went smoothly. All guides were knowledgeable and kind and accommodations selected were perfect. We were treated like VIPs at every stop thanks to the connections Eric has in this part of the world. Awesome Trip !”

~ Pam Anderson Brazil 2017/2018

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